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News and Events from TCRC Meetup 5/19/13

From: sean
Sent on: Monday, May 20, 2013 7:09 AM

News and Events from TCRC Meetup 5/19/13
News and Events from TCRC Meetup
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Join the TCRC Meetup Climbers group on Facebook for an easy to use forum for finding climbing partners, announcing climbing trips, sharing photos/videos/links, and more!

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Visit our Event Calendar to find your adventure or suggest one of your own. 

Every last Thursday of the month, Meetup hosts open hours from 6:30 - 9:30 at the MN Climbing Co-op.  Pay $10 entry fee and get a free day pass to use at a later time (offer only valid during monthly Meetup Intro to the MNCC nights).

Read aboutt our newest sponsorship deal with VE in Minneapolis and St Paul here!

Read about crags in MN and all over the world on Mountain Project here.

Interested in hosting your own event?  Become an event organizer by emailing Sean.

The second edition Minnesota and Wisconsin Rock Climbing Guidebook is available for pre-order now!  Buy it from the author's website to get a discount and put more of the money directly into his pocket!  Order here.

Get the premier Wilow River guidebook from Escape Climbing for all the direct routes and the variety of link ups created by local regulars.  Order here.

News and Events - 5/19/13

The return of News and Events, a look at what is happening with TCRC Meetup and beyond.

TCRC Meetup Social 

Wow!  What a showing we had.  Even though many, many inches of heavy, wet snow fell from the sky, 62 climbers came out for the social on April 18.  Friends were made; prizes were won.  For each person that showed up, TCRC Meetup has donated $1 to the MCA and $1 to Gram Parker's Summit for Someone fundraiser.  Thank you to everyone that braved the storm!  Watch for another TCRC Social this fall.


Women Climbers

Women of TCRC unite!  Carolyn Hanson's women's only nights have been a success and enjoyed by many.  Now, a Facebook group just for women climbers has been created to keep the dialogue going.  Join here: Check the calendar for future women's events.

MCA Adopt-a-Crag

Every year, the Minnesota Climbers Association holds an Adopt-a-Crag cleanup at select Minnesota climbing destinations.  The MCA coordinates with park services, local vendors, and the climbing community to pick up trash, clear brush, and maintain trails at our beloved crags.  The next Adopt-a-Crag is on June 2 at Taylors Falls, MN from 10am - 1pm.  Join other Meetup climbers for the event and climb afterwards by RSVPing here.

Group Trip to North Shore

Matt Holland is organizing the second annual TCRC North Shore group trip.  Check out the event page here.  North Shore climbing can be very different than some folks are used to.  In some locations, you rappel down from the top of the cliff line to the start of the climb.  You have to be able to climb back up, there is no escape from below.  Belayers must know how to top belay.  Knowledge of setting top rope anchors and top belay setups are a must for every group going.  Don't take the North Shore lightly.  As much as we'd like for every single person to be able to climb everywhere, sometimes you have to put in your time and gain experience before making the next step.  Talk to your climbing partners and/or use the message board on the event page to find out if this is the right trip for you.  If so, RSVP and have a blast!  We have the group site at Finland reserved for Friday and Saturday nights, June 28-29.

TCRC Meetup Benefit Card

The TCRC Meetup Benefit Card is $5, can hang from your harness to identify you as a Meetup climber to others, and gets you discounts at Minneapolis and St Paul VE.  Read about how to get your Benefit Card and VE discounts here.

Roadtrips and Climbing Partners

Visit the Message Board to read posts from other Meetup climbers looking for day partners or climbers trying to organize roadtrips.

New to TCRC Meetup

New to our group? Find details about getting started with us here.


Choss Pile 

  • May 24: Devils Tower Road Trip; link
  • May 25: Saturday at Red Wing; link
  • May 26: Sunday at Grandad's Bluff; link
  • May 26: Climbing and Hiking at Taylors Falls; link
  • May 28: Women Climbers at VES; link
  • May 30: Intro to the MNCC; link
  • June 1: Climb with Your Camera at VEM; link
  • June 2: MCA Taylors Falls Adopt-a-Crag; link
  • June 12: Women Climbers at MWM; link
  • June 28-30: Group trip to North Shore; link
  • Aug 30-Sept 2: MCA Labor Day North Shore Gathering; link
  • Check the calendar for ongoing Monday and Thursday nights at VE.
  • Interested in hosting your own events?  Email Sean at [address removed]

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